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Kilimanjaro Machame Route

Approaching Mount Kilimanjaro from the southwest, Machame is the second most popular of the Kilimanjaro routes. It is also known as the “Whiskey” route since it is more arduous than the “Coca Cola” (Marangu) route owing to its longer and steeper walks, and lack of sleeping huts. Although Machame is regarded a difficult ... Read More

Kilimanjaro Machame route - 37 Trips with 37 Reviews

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  • Spot the black and white colobus monkeys.
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  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
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7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route

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Great route, the different vegetation to see was really nice. Be prepared for cold weather. ...
  • Operator Enosa Expeditions Active 1 hour ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking & Climbing
  • Accommodation Camping, Hotel & Tent
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,600 7 days View Tour
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Aug 24
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  • Trekking the Highest Mountain of Africa.
  • Perfect Option for Those with Just 6 Days.
  • Easy to Acclimatize and Better Chances of Successful Climb.
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  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
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6 Day Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek (Machame Route)

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6 day trekking tour in Tanzania, visiting Kilimanjaro Machame route, Kilimanjaro and Moshi. Read More
  • Operator White Snow Travel Ltd Active 1 day ago
  • Activities Trekking, Adventure & Adventure
  • Accommodation Camping
  • Age Range 13 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,500 6 days View Tour
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Aug 23
Aug 24
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  • Machame offers the best route for acclimatization.
  • Fantastic views of natural scenery and snow-capped peaks.
  • Ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point on African continent.
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  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
  • Ends Moshi, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro Climb- Machame Route

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From Amos greeting us at the Kilimanjaro airport, to Guides, and all of the porters and our cook helping us ...
  • Operator Migration Venture Africa Ltd
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Camping, Tent & Hotel
  • Transport Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 10 to 80 years old
From US$ 1,500 6 days View Tour
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Aug 23
Aug 24
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  • 7 days to climb Kilimanjaro Mountain via Machame route.
  • Explore the fascinating African wildlife.
  • Specialist hiking guide in Kilimanjaro National Park.
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  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
  • Ends Arusha, Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Combined With Wildlife Safari

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Very beautiful trip, with all the logistics organized with this local company. everything was five stars. ...
From US$ 2,900 13 days View Tour
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Aug 22
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  • Conquer Africa's highest peak..
  • Witness the curvature of the earth..
  • Trek past verdant forests and silent glaciers..
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  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
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Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame Route (8 Days)

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Incredible experience made a million times more memorable due to the warm, welcoming, new G-adventure family I had. Cannot fault ...
  • Operator G Adventures Active 16 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Trekking & Explorer
  • Accommodation Hotel & Camping
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  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
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Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

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Anapa is a well organised travel agency, they answer quickly and they met perfectly our demands. Marwa and Francis are ...
  • Operator Anapa Travel Tanzania Ltd Active 1 day ago
  • Activities Trekking & Climbing
  • Accommodation Hotel, Camping, Tent, Guest House, Sleeping Hut & Hut
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,983 9 days View Tour
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Aug 26
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  • Most challenging route on Kilimanjaro and also the most scenic route on the mountain..
  • High success rate of reaching to Uhuru Peak..
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  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
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Kilimanjaro - Machame Route, 7 Day Private

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I was part of a group of 3 hikers wishing to climb Kilimanjaro via the Machame route in 7 days ...
  • Operator Maasai Wanderings
  • Activities Trekking & Climbing
  • Accommodation Camping & Tent
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 2,395 7 days View Tour
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Aug 23
Aug 24
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  • Referred to as the "Whiskey route", it is better suited for the more adventurous hiker.
  • The route offers some truly beautiful and varied scenery.
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  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
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Kilimanjaro Northern Circuit

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The staff at Zara are wonderful, very friendly and welcoming. The guides that Zara use are professional and speak excellent ...
  • Operator Zara Tours
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking, Adventure & Adventure
  • Accommodation Camping, Hut, Tent & Hotel
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 2,587 11 days View Tour
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Aug 23
Aug 24
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  • Uhuru Peak.
  • Stella Point.
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  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
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Mt. Kilimanjaro - Umbwe Route, 8 Days

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8 day trekking trip in Tanzania, visiting Kilimanjaro Umbwe Route, Kilimanjaro Machame route and Kilimanjaro. Read More
  • Operator Altezza Travel
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Trekking & Climbing
  • Accommodation Hotel, Tent & Camping
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,806 8 days View Tour
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Aug 23
Aug 24
Highlights
  • Summit the majestic Kilimanjaro with a small/medium sized-group.
  • Enjoy the climb through forest, moorland and desert.
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  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
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6-Day Tanzania Explorers Machame Climbing

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6 day explorer trip visiting Kilimanjaro Machame route and Arusha in Tanzania. Read More
  • Operator Anapa Travel Tanzania Ltd Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking & Explorer
  • Accommodation Camping & Tent
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,494 6 days View Tour
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Aug 23
Aug 24
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  • Kilimanjaro trekking on Machame route.
  • Trekking during the day and overnights in campsites..
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  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
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Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

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Great experience with Novi Travel & Tours! Organization was all perfect. Our head guide Filbert and his entire team were ...
  • Operator Novi Travel & Tours
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking & Climbing
  • Accommodation Hotel, Camping & Tent
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,800 8 days View Tour
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Aug 23
Aug 24
Highlights
  • Climbing Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world.
  • Magnificent views from various viewpoints.
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  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
  • Ends Moshi, Tanzania

7 Days Machame Route

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7 day trekking trip in Tanzania, visiting Kilimanjaro Machame route, Mount Kilimanjaro National Park and Moshi. Read More
  • Operator Braventure Africa
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking & Climbing
  • Accommodation Hotel, Tent & Camping
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,750 7 days View Tour
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Aug 23
Aug 24
Highlights
  • Most challenging route on Kilimanjaro and also the most scenic route on the mountain.
  • Best route for acclimatization.
  • High success rate of reaching to Uhuru Peak.
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  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
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7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route

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Very good route and amazing scenery,it was a perfect choice for 7 days,with an extra day it real ...
  • Operator Bless Africa Tours and Safaris Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Camping, Tent & Hotel
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,600 7 days View Tour
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Aug 23
Aug 24
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  • Getting to the top of highest mountain in Africa.
  • Impressive views.
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  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
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6 Days Trek To The Roof Of Africa - Kilimanjaro

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6 day trekking tour visiting Kilimanjaro Machame route and Arusha in Tanzania. Read More
  • Operator Seven Wonders Safaris
  • Activities Trekking & Climbing
  • Accommodation Camping & Tent
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,450 6 days View Tour
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Aug 23
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Kilimanjaro Machame route Reviews

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Kilimanjaro Machame Route - Overview

Approaching Mount Kilimanjaro from the southwest, Machame is the second most popular of the Kilimanjaro routes. It is also known as the “Whiskey” route since it is more arduous than the “Coca Cola” (Marangu) route owing to its longer and steeper walks, and lack of sleeping huts. Although Machame is regarded a difficult route, it paradoxically has a higher success rate than the Marangu Route.

Beginning at the south-west side of the mountain, the route takes around six day to complete; however, seven days is advised for a day should spent for acclimatization for safety reasons and for a higher probability of a successful summit. Climbers will sleep in designated campsites in tents. Trekkers have two options to reach Uhuru Peak. Majority of the trekkers choose the long Barafu Trail that offer the scenic view of the Rebmann Glacier. The other route is on the Western Breach Route, which is more thrilling and traverses through Lava tower and the Arrow Glacier.

The Machame Route is a very popular trail probably because climbers experience spectacular scenic beauty and diversity. The trail starts off by traversing through the lush, green rainforest to the moorlands and then to dry and dusty Shira Plateau. After climbing up to the Uhuru Peak in the Arctic climate zone, the descent is made on the steep Mweka Route, which allows trekkers to experience the dry mountain desert and the lowland forest. So, take this route if you want a more challenging and scenically varied trail to the mountain and don’t mind crowds.

Machame Route - Trek Facts
Trek Difficulty: Moderate To Difficult
Trek Duration: 7 Days
Max Altitude: 5,895 Meters
Accommodation: Camping
Best Season: All Year

Kilimanjaro Machame Route - Itinerary

The below is a sample itinerary. It may vary slightly depending on the final trekking agency you choose to go with:

  • Day 1: Trek starts and we will go to Machame Camp 4 – 6 hours
  • Day 2: To Shira Camp 4 – 5 hours
  • Day 3: To Barranco Camp via Lava Tower 4 – 6 hours
  • Day 4: To Barafu Camp via Karanga Valley 7 - 8 hours
  • Day 5: To Summit and Mweka Camp 11 – 14 hours
  • Day 6: To Moshi 3 – 4 hours

Trekking facts for the Machame route in a nutshell

  • It is the most popular route -- 45% of climbers
  • Heavy Traffic
  • Moderately expensive (comparatively) as it starts at a remote location
  • Camping
  • It is a very scenic route (and also the reason for its popularity)
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